Saturday, May 4, 2013
May 4th is Free Comic Book Day!
The first weekend in May each year, comic publishers and comic shops participate in Free Comic Book Day. They provide free comics to consumers in order to help grow the hobby and attract new comics readers. The celebration gets bigger every year, and many shops now hold signings with comic creators and have other special events to mark the occasion.
Matt and I will be representing Secret identity at Most Excellent Comics in Enfield, CT for a good part of the day on Saturday, so if you're in the area, come on down! Some of our friends will be there as well, including The Hebert brothers, creators of Lazerman.
If you have a local comic shop, head down there today, bring your kids, and celebrate Free Comic Book Day.
And if you don't have shop in your area, there are some ways you can enjoy Free Comic Book Day digitally. Over at Drive Thru Comics, Asylum Press has released a digital sampler for FCBD (it's not for the kiddies, though). And I'm sure if check ComiXology, as well as the Dark Horse, Marvel and DC digital apps, you'll find they are making some comics free for the day.
Go out and celebrate FCBD! And, if you come across the Hulk comic below, gab it! My pal Joe Caramagna wrote it and it's based on the new cartoon coming to Disney XD.